Dr. Babat is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, where he spent an additional year as a research fellow in Dr. Manohar Panjabi’s spine biomechanics laboratory. His orthopaedic surgery residency was at Brown University, where he also served as a trauma fellow. He then completed a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition to reconstructive spine surgery, Dr. Babat has a special interest in the management of spine tumors.
Dr. Babat is actively involved in teaching spine surgery to other surgeons, both nationally and internationally. He has taught board review courses to help surgeons prepare to take the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery exam, as well as courses ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex revision and deformity operations. He has helped to develop spinal instrumentation for minimally invasive surgery applications, as well as for major deformity and reconstructive spine surgery. He has patented a device for a new form of spino-pelvic fixation, a type of instrument used in the most complex spine operations.
Dr. Babat is the former Chief of Staff at Skyline Medical Center, and has also served an unprecedented two consecutive terms as Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Babat is a member of the North American Spine Society, The World Spine Society, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is the first member of the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS) in Middle Tennessee. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of spine surgery.
Dr. Babat is affiliated with Skyline Medical Center, St.Thomas Midtown, Hendersonville Medical Center, Williamson Medical Center, and Premier Orthopaedic Surgery Center.
Patient ReviewsPatient Review 2018-04-12
Dr Babat and his staff have always been so kind and so helpful. Even though he is a busy man he takes time to explain what condition I am going through and how to overcome.Patient Review 2018-04-12
Thank you Dr BabbittPatient Review 2018-04-02
Dr Babat and his team are wonderful and so helpful. They have been with me through the good and the bad. He has restored my lifrPatient Review 2018-04-02
Thank you Dr BabatPatient Review 2018-04-02
Dr Babat is honest and told me it would be a long recovery. I am doing great now. Walking and on my own.Patient Review 2018-04-02
Babat is very honest. He has great bedside manner, but is a very busy man. I thank him for his service.Patient Review 2018-04-02
I was almost paralyzed and Dr.Babat took great care of Mr. Now I'm back doing what I lovePatient Review 2018-04-02
Thank you Dr.Babat.Patient Review 2018-03-14
Hillary is wonderful. She is always honest and strickdd when it comes to my carePatient Review 2018-03-14
Dr Babat has had to do all of my surgeries and he is always so nice and helpful. My back has been an issue for yearsPatient Review 2018-03-09
Dr.Babat and his team are always so helpful. He has done wonders for me.Patient Review 2018-03-09
I feel better than ever thanks to Dr.BabatPatient Review 2018-03-09
Quirkey gentleman but always explains in great detail and takes adequate time with me to explain my issues and looks at all of my symptoms.Patient Review 2018-03-09
My neck feels gretaPatient Review 2018-03-09
Dr.B always takes care of me and explains my conditionPatient Review 2018-02-20
Doc B did a jam up job on me! I'm back to work and swinging a golf club.Patient Review 2018-02-19
Changed my lifePatient Review 2018-02-19
He explains everything so thorough and makes it easy to understand what condition I have and how I can move forward.Patient Review 2018-02-19
Dr.Babat did three of my surgeries and I would not like to disclose my name but he did a fantastic job! He gave me my quality of life back!Patient Review 2017-10-24
Dr.Babat helped me through the toughest of times and for him inam thankful. His staff is great and he has restored my life.Patient Review 2017-10-19
Happy after my back surgery. I can do everything I want to do with less pain. Dr.Babbit has been the best surgeon I have ever met.Patient Review 2017-10-12
My experience snd care has been great. Thankful for Babat and his team. Phooey and Jen are wonderfulPatient Review 2017-09-27
Thank you fixing my neck and arm painPatient Review 2017-09-13
Glad I found dr.B. he was able to get me back to normal. His staff and assistants have all been a bkessingPatient Review 2017-09-12
I see him yearly just for a follow-up and he always makes me feel secure. Thankful I have surgery with him. Dr.Babat and his team go above and beyond whatcare I have received in the passed.